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Electronics => Crowd Funded Projects => Topic started by: Winston on May 08, 2013, 02:22:07 am

Title: A few noteworthy Kickstarter projects
Post by: Winston on May 08, 2013, 02:22:07 am
I have no direct connection with any of these:

ExtraBee Open-Source Radio Module
(basically a lower cost X-Bee Pro long range RF module with open source firmware)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1736580759/extrabee-open-source-radio-module?ref=live (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1736580759/extrabee-open-source-radio-module?ref=live)

Spark Core: Wi-Fi for Everything (Arduino Compatible)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sparkdevices/spark-core-wi-fi-for-everything-arduino-compatible?ref=category (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sparkdevices/spark-core-wi-fi-for-everything-arduino-compatible?ref=category)

Sparki - The Easy Robot for Everyone!
(Very large number of sensors on a very reasonably priced, very flexible, fully assembled robot)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcbotics/sparki-the-easy-robot-for-everyone?ref=category (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcbotics/sparki-the-easy-robot-for-everyone?ref=category)
Title: Re: A few noteworthy Kickstarter projects
Post by: Polossatik on May 08, 2013, 07:09:24 pm
I ordered the Hexy the Hexapod robot (previous kit from the people now putting out Sparki ) and mine had serious Q&A problems with the plexy cutting and the used servor's are no way up to the task.
I'm not saying Hexy the Hexapod is a rippoff (price was okay for the amount of hardware) , but it was seriously underengineered and "beta" when put in production.
I'm hoping they do a far better job with that Sparki ...